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Revolutionary Dental Implant Material Technology: Trabecular Metal

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To date, enhancement to implant surface technology has been evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Trabecular Metal has changed all that. This is because Trabecular Metal allows for true bone 'in-growth' rather than just on-growth. This webinar will highlight, in detail, this new implant surface technology, related literature, as well as its enhancing effect on current clinical implant protocols. In addition, techniques for immediate provisionalization of this implant will also be covered in an accompanying surgical video.

Date Added:
12/4/2012

Author(s):

Richard Akin, DDS, MD Richard Akin, DDS, MD

Dr. Akin, an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in private practice in Baton Rouge, LA, earned both his Doctor of Dental Surgery (1998) and Doctor of Medicine (2001) from the Lou...
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Questions & Comments
Richard Akin - (1/14/2013 11:48 PM)

Henry, With this system I have found that the crestal threads allow for good stability in staged implant surgery and the apical threads provide for stability in immediate implant situations. Adequate insertion torque is something I feel strongly about and was initially concerned about with this implant. With some tweaking of the drilling protocol I have not found this to be the case.

Richard Akin - (1/14/2013 11:41 PM)

Charles, I did get a tremendous amount of information on tantalum and it application to vitreous carbon while in Parsippany, NJ at Zimmer manufacturing plant but I am not sure of the exact method that the titanium is fused to the tantalum sleeve. I can say that I have found this implant to be as strong as the TSV implant and am only minimally concerned about galvanic reaction between these 2 very inert materials.

henry salama - (1/3/2013 1:29 PM)

Hi Richard, my compliments on very nice presentation. I'm interested in knowing your thoughts conceptually on how the loss of threads, that would otherwise be in the area taken up by the trabecular metal, effects initial primary stability and early loading? thanks

Richard Akin - (1/2/2013 3:05 PM)

Dear Sam, My experiences with the trabecular metal implant have all been favorable but I have not loaded any in 2 weeks. I leave all provisionals just out of contact in centric occlusion and excursions.

Sam Busich - (12/10/2012 1:18 PM)

Dr. Akin; Any follow ups on this new implant that you can provide for us? Radiographic changes, early loading responses. Do you feel that a 2 week load protocol is acceptable with the TM? thanks Sam

Charles Schwimer - (12/6/2012 3:23 PM)

Richard,nice video. Immediate screw retained provisionals are ideal when possible. Do you know how the these trabecular metal implants are manufactured. It seems to me these implants are constucted with titanium and tantalum. I am curious how the two metals interphase (Strengh? galvanic reaction?). The Orthopedic trabecular metal components are only made of tantelum. I would be interested to hear your thoughts. Thank you again. Chuck

Richard Akin - (5/25/2012 12:20 AM)

Dear Mauricio, I think the risk of peri-implantitis is very low due to the tantalum surface being present along the body of the implant and not at the crest.

Richard Akin - (5/25/2012 12:17 AM)

Dear Alper, I am very optimistic about the application of this material to a dental implant. My early experience is positive and I feel that the 'ingrowth' versus 'ongrowth' component of these implants changes the discussion from BIC to bone incorporation. Clinically, my early success rates have been exceptional. More time and data is needed to determine how it performs under function.

Richard Akin - (5/25/2012 12:03 AM)

Dear Matthew, The PEEK plastic abutment is a prefabricated abutment made of a highly inert material. It is my preferred abutment due to its ease of use.

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